Veselé Velikonoce! – Happy Easter!

Easter is soon upon us, and Brno’s Easter market opened up this weekend.

From a foreigner’s standpoint, Easter in the Czech Republic is both familiar and strange. Familiar Easter eggs decorated in a variety of ways are in abundance. At the same time are the less familiar pomlázkas, a symbolic whip made of braided willow branches.

On the Thursday just before Easter, green beer becomes available for a limited time in pubs around the country. If you’re more familiar with seeing green beer around St. Patrick’s Day, seeing it at Easter would certainly be confusing.

If you’d like to know more about Easter in the Czech Republic, take some time to visit the existing article about it here on the website.

Here’s some pictures of the Brno Easter market from this weekend: